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  • Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary
    Posted: 03/09/2022

    American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that …
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  • Death Traditions of Different Backgrounds
    Posted: 02/14/2022

    Many cultures around the world approach death and paying tribute to a loved one in their own unique way. At Farenga Funeral Home, our compassionate staff understands that our neighbors across Queens and Astoria represent distinct religious and social backgrounds and may handle certain facets of the death process in a particular way. Here is …
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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/07/2022

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Farenga Funeral Home, we hear from families throughout Queens and Astoria who say it’s  a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and it might be especially difficult this year because of the …
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  • What Makes Farenga’s Locations Special
    Posted: 01/14/2022

    When the death of a loved one occurs, it is imperative to find a funeral home you and your family trust. At Farenga Funeral Home, our compassionate staff helps our neighbors throughout Greater Queens in their time of need. From the moment you contact us to plan a funeral service,  we are available and ready …
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  • 5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents
    Posted: 01/06/2022

    For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age – feeling stunned and lost. Our …
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  • Our Favorite Holiday Traditions in Greater Queens
    Posted: 12/10/2021

    Each year when the holiday season approaches, our dedicated team at Farenga Funeral Home loves nothing more than to celebrate with our neighbors throughout Queens and Astoria. Whether it’s sipping on hot chocolate while taking in a spectacle of lights or listening to festive live music, we think Greater Queens is the best place to …
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  • 8 Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays
    Posted: 12/07/2021

    For families in Astoria who have lost a loved one recently, we know the holidays are going to look and feel different – especially in light of COVID-19. Our caring team at Farenga Funeral Home see this every day, as we meet with our neighbors to plan funerals and burials. This time of year comes …
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  • How to Be Thankful in the Midst of Grief
    Posted: 11/08/2021

    Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that grief is no easy path to walk. It requires, among other things, being kind and patient with yourself. At Farenga Funeral Home, our professional team regularly encounters families and individuals throughout Queens and Astoria who are dealing with grief. We’ve noticed the holiday season is an …
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  • Veteran Burials – What You Need to Know
    Posted: 11/04/2021

    It’s the time of year when all Americans honor and remember the heroes who served our country. If there’s anything we know about Queens and Astoria families, it’s how patriotic they are! But for the family members and friends of these U.S. veterans, Veterans Day is especially meaningful. Veterans Day is a day set aside …
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral
    Posted: 10/18/2021

    You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Farenga Funeral Home staff has found this to be true for most Queens families we’ve talked to over the years. While many people haven’t spent much time thinking through their end-of-life details, they have …
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